Twin cities. Turkish Roots.
Hilal Isler’s writing has appeared in the Paris Review, the Brooklyn Review, New York magazine, the LA Review of Books online, and elsewhere.
She's been awarded residency at Yaddo, and MacDowell, was a 2019 Roxane Gay writing fellow with the Jack Jones Literary Arts Association, and a 2022 Periplus Collective fellow.
She is a 2023 McKnight Foundation Fellowship recipient in the category of creative prose, her novel-in-progress selected by author Alexander Chee, as a work of promise.
Her writing has been recognized and funded by the Jerome Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her doctorate is from the University of Pennsylvania, and she is founding editor of the Hennepin Review.
She lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with her family.
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awards & fellowships
Yaddo Fellow (2022)
Periplus Fellow (2022)
MRAC/McKnight Foundation Grant (2022)
Best Small Fictions (2023)
McKnight Foundation Fellow, Creative Prose (2023)